Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Bookshelf Muse

Today, I want to thank Angela Ackernam and Becca Puglisi for the wonderful critiques they gave me on the first chapter of my sequel to Velvet Ball. (My new Title is a seret as I've just changed it. LOL.)

I won the critique in a contest over at The Bookshelf Muse blog, a great place for writiers to find information, mainly for Thesaurus. Lets face it, us writers need a little help sometimes when we're stuck or too tired to think, so check it out and join in the fun competitions. Who knows, you may be lucky enough to win a great critique too.

I loved how Angela and Becca gave completely different, but great suggestions. And both helped me tighten my rather long chapter, so thanks so much, girls. You rock the writer's worlds and we love you both to bits.

Come on everbody, check it out:

Emotion Thesaurus

Setting Thesaurus


  1. It was truly a pleasure to read your first chapter, Trish. Very good stuff. And it's always great to hear that my suggestions were actually meaningful, lol. It's always a surprise to me when they're not, since I'm a legend in my own mind...

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

  2. Hahaha, that's funny, Becca, well, now you're a legend in my mind too, 'cause I used all your suggestions.

    Thank so much. I've been writing chapter two today and loving it. I just wish there were more hours in the day - life is just too busy.

    Thanks for visiting.

  3. Glad the feedback helped! Have a great week, Trish!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  4. Hey, Angela, thanks for awarding me that wonderful prize. I really appreciated it and I loved all your suggestions..

    I'm enjoying writing this story. I have fans waiting for the sequel to Velvet and the critiques helped heaps.

    Although both books are children's stories, I have many elderly readers and one woman told me she was so engrossed in my first book in the series, that she forgot to feed her animals. In protest, they pooped on her kitchen floor and she slipped and hurt her arm. Ooohaah.

    Thanks for visiting, Angela.